Iberostar Laguna Azul

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The Iberostar Laguna Azul is a great luxury resort situated within the resort strip of Cuba. The resort boasts a great array of a la carte and buffet options. The pool and beach area are also fantastic. You will never experience a shortage of lounge chairs. The Iberostar Laguna Azul is a great getaway for couples who are looking for a great place to lounge and relax.

Following in the footsteps of its sister properties, Iberostar Laguna Azul combines beauty and service for the ultimate vacation experience. Beachfront on Varadero's pristine white sands guests can choose from an abundance of water & beach activities or simply lounging and soaking up the sun. Dining is a treat at this property with a sprawling International buffet and 5 charming a la carte bistros including Asian, Caribbean and more. And at the end of day, retreat to plush accommodations filled with modern amenities.

Location: Beachfront, 30 minutes from airport, 20 minutes to Varadero and 105 minutes to Havana.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Scott D :
Great Place!

The resort was fabulous! Clean, and up to date, the staff are friendly and helpful, Felix at the swim up bar is amazing and help to make our experience a great one. The food was terrific! We will be back!

  • MindlessDuck : Camrose, Canada
Was a pretty Amazing trip

I had an amazing vacation in Cuba. I thought that the resort was pretty nice. very well kept for the most part. Room was always cleaned up everyday. The only thing with the room I would have to say is the bed is a bit rough and the water pressure for the shower wasn't great but I think you have to keep in mind that Cuba is different from home and that my needs were still all met. The resort is much quieter in terms of the amount of people which was actually kind of nice as I am there to relax and have a good time. All the staff there were amazing and friendly and the drinks were always good. The buffet food was ok. it was the same thing everyday not much change. the la carte or anything out side had much better food in terms of taste and variety. Water service for bottle water kind of sucked as they only wanted to deliver it to your room and not give it to you when your going out the door for an excursion though we worked with it. Our representative for Sunwing there was really good and helped us out a lot he was a very cool guy. I found the beach to be really amazing. My only couple complaints and the reason i gave it 4 out of 5 was the last couple of days there, there was no toilet paper to be found anywhere in the bathrooms around the resort which wasn't good for the few hundred of people staying there. That was a bit of a nightmare. Also the shows at night I had seen most of them and I would say about half of them weren't that great. I mean I know they practice and try to put on a great show but I found a few of the shows to just be very boring. I loved the dancing shows with singing. Other than that the trip was really amazing and I would happily go back there anytime.

  • Stefan D :
Great New Year 2018 party. Great people.

Overall,l we had a very good experience with this resort. First time here and I consider coming back. We stayed at many hotels in Varadero before, but this one was the best so far. We had a very nice New Year Party, with live rock band (excellent '70-'80 songs) shows and disco. Great dinner with lobsters, champagne and all. Internet is little problematic, at times not working fine, you have to buy a card 1CUC per hour of surfing. No one from the staff is asking or pushing for tips.

  • Nicola H :
Amazing place and the best hotel.

we arrived at the hotel and were greeted by the reception staff who were really lovely kind and helpful, the hotel was very clean and the porter was very helpful taking our luggage and showing us our room we were very impressed with our room which was very clean and really lovely, the maids who cleaned our room were wonderful nothing was too much trouble and they left lovely little touches every day which was not expected but very appreciated. The facilities in the hotel were excellent the entertainment was outstanding catering for all age groups and the shows were amazing extremely good, the best bar in the hotel was the smoking lounge not because we are smokers but because of the wonderful staff who work in there, they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, they gave us advise about where to visit on our days out, they treated us like old friends and greeted us the same way, we cannot thank them enough for the fun and laughter they bought to our evenings spent in the bar there and they are the staff we will always remember the most from this holiday, And because of the way we were treated by them we are planning to go back for another holiday in 2 years and then possibly most years after that, they really were the nicest people. The outside of the hotel is very beautiful the pool is lovely the beach was so lovely and clean and the gardens were just as beautiful and kept immaculate. The staff on the beach and in the beach bar were always very helpful. The food in the three restaurants is really very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the three evenings spent in them, the food in the buffet restaurant and the snack bars is good considering how much food is produced in them and the variety they have to produce to cater for all tastes with the limitations of ingredients available in cuba, again the staff were lovely and we were well looked after, there is a huge variety of things to do at this hotel and of day trips doing all sorts of things we did the boat trip and snorkelling which was really good and something we would definitely do again. All that remains to be said is we would recommend this hotel to anyone and WE WILL DEFINATELY BE GOING BACK in fact we really did not want to leave and cant wait to go back.

  • Elizabeth W :
Really lovely

Very pretty resort! It wasn't full when we were there but that just meant it was easier to find pool space and beach space. The hotel beach is gorgeous, much nicer than it is a few resorts over. The staff is very friendly and eager to please. Comment card day is especially great. Quality shows and entertainement. Room was clean and our maid, Josie, was adorable. Had and ocean view although we hadn't requested one. Were able to check-in 4 hours before normal time. The Japanese restaurant was our favorite so we booked there twice. The chef Yaniel is a great showman. Romantic restaurant was nice as well. The buffet was above average for Cuba. I've never seen so much seafood at a resort buffet in Cuba. The wait staff is generally very attentive to our needs. Nothing's perfect but even the more picky eaters in our group found plenty to eat. Coffee at buffet is not good, go see José at the lobby bar instead. Strongly suspect alcohol is watered down, especially during the day but if anything it keeps people from getting too messy drunk. The poolbar staff, Felix, Yanet, Kensi and Yoselin were always fun to talk to and kept the drinks coming. The guests are fairly international there (not too high of a Canadian concentration which can be nice at times). A lot of French guests since there is a French tour operator with dedicated staff to entertain them, who markets this hotel in France. The one "down side" to the location of the resort is that it takes 20-25 minutes to get into town on the hop on hop off bus or a 10 minute ride in a taxi. It's not an easily walkable distance for most people.Didn't try the spa services except for the hot tub and sauna but they were a nice feature and the view from the hot tub area is gorgeous!I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. We had a great time despite the slightly cool weather we experienced on the first few days, but that's not exactly something the hotel can control.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Archery
  • Dance lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • 814 rooms in buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 5 a la carte restaurants
  • Ice cream parlor
  • 6 bars including Pool bar
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet service (fee)
  • Golf minutes away

Hotel Room has:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar (fee)
  • Max occ. 4 up to 3 adults

Kids Deal - Children 2-12 are free when sharing a room with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club, Games room and Kid's pool. Babysitting service available for a fee.

Honeymoon Bonus - The Free Honeymoon package includes: Room with King Bed, Bottle of champagne, Iberostar gift, Romantic Dinner in the specialty restaurant, Late check out without extra charge (on request and subject to availability). Marriage certificate required on arrival. Offer is subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Autopista Sur Km 17 Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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